Julia is currently a first-year PhD student in sociology. She received her MA in sociology from WVU in 2017. In the department, she has served as a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Jeralynn Cossman. For her doctoral studies, she is the recipient of a University Provost 3-Year Graduate Fellowship. She also serves as the head of the undergraduate relations committee for the Graduate Sociology Association. Her research interests include community, demography, mortality, LGBT+, GIS and spatial analysis, and statistics.